At SWTVMC, we are dedicated to our community and committed to improving it.
Wild Cat Wednesday
In 2011, we began our Wild Cat Wednesday program to help address a growing problem in our community. Feral and stray cats populations that are left unattended lead to overpopulation and public health problems including zoonotic parasites and life threatening viruses. For a reduced price, feral cats may be brought in, with or without an appointment, before 8:30am every Wednesday to be spayed or neutered. In most cases, they will go home the same day. They may be dropped off in humane cat traps or carriers. If you do not have access to a humane cat trap, placing food deep inside a carrier that you can quickly close at feeding time is a practical way to trap a feral cat. Click on our form to learn more about our program. Wild Cat Wednesday form
We are proud of what we do and love to show it off! Have you ever seen our surgical suite? Do you know how animals are monitored in surgery? Have you ever seen an x-ray or a bladder stone? We give interesting, age appropriate tours for children and adults. Call Mary, our practice coordinator, 830-278-4441 to set up a behind the scenes tour of our facility for your group. Children and adults alike enjoy seeing the inner working of our hospital.
Every spring we travel to nearby communities to make sure as many pets in South Texas and the surrounding Hill Country communities receive vaccinations as possible. We want pet care to be convenient and easily accessible. Watch for 2021 dates to be published on our Facebook page. Includes Uvalde, Sabinal, Knippa, Camp Wood, Batesville.
SWTVMC continues to work with local authorities to care for orphaned and injured wildlife. Dr. Colvin and Dr. Russell are members of the National Wildlife Association. Dr. Russell is licensed by the state of Texas to rehabilitate injured wildlife
El Progresso Library- Vet Story Hour
Our doctors and assistants volunteer to read and present live animal presentations at our local library. The children enjoy petting Spitfire the pony, baby goats and kittens.
Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club –Up and Coming Cowboy/Cowgirl Buckle Sponsor
For over 50 years, the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club has been promoting kids, horses, family and good sportsmanship with summer series rodeos during the summer. SWTVMC is honored to sponsor this special award given to a cowboy or cowgirl that shows improvement, exceptional sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of rodeo.
We also volunteer for and/or provide monetary support to many local organizations. In 2019-2020 we have supported these organizations.
- Uvalde Chamber of Commerce
- Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club
- Uvalde Youth Soccer Association
- Sabinal Youth Rodeo Club
- Utopia Park Board
- Southwest Texas Junior College Rodeo
- Uvalde County 4H
- Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show
- El Progreso Library
- Texas Junior High Rodeo Association
- Run for the Fallen – Uvalde Fallen Officer 5k
- Nueces Canyon Junior Horse Club
- Uvalde Athletic Booster Club
- US Border Patrol’s Eugene Slade Memorial Golf Tournament
- Uvalde Lions Club Flag Project
- Donnie Crow Memorial Team Roping
- Uvalde County 4-H Shooting Sports Club
- Real County Junior Horse Club
- Adopt a Highway